Manas National Park
Manas National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, a Project Tiger reserve, an elephant reserve and a biosphere reserve in Assam, India. Located in the Himalayan foothills, the name of the park has originated from the Manas River. Manas is a park blessed with unique biodiversity and landscape. It was one of the first reserves included in the network of Tiger Reserves under project tiger in 1973. Manas is one park in India that boasts of its own “Big 7”, Indian elephants, Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, Gaur, Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopards, and Indian wild dogs. It is also home to several other iconic species like The Swamp Deer, Asian Golden Cats, Capped Langurs, Golden Langurs, Macaques, Slow Loris, Hoolock Gibbons, Smooth Coated Otters, Sloth Bears, Barking Deer, Hog Deers, Sambhar Deer, and Chital. It is also home to a good population of Black Panthers. The park is well known for rare and endangered species that are not found anywhere else in the world like the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur, and Pygmy Hog. The birdlife in Manas is spectacular with over 450 birds recorded in the landscape. It has one of the largest population of the Bengal Florican. Other iconic species include Great hornbill, Red Jungle Fowl, Khalij Pheasant, Grey-headed Fish Eagle, Palla’s fish eagle, among other species.
Day 1 - Guwahati – Manas National Park
Arrive at Guwahati airport and meet and assist by JTI staff and transfer to Manas National Park. On arrival check into Musa Jungle Resort just adjacent to the Manas National Park. Overnight.
Early morning go for elephant ride inside the park. Return to lodge for breakfast. Post breakfast go for your first jeep safari in Manas. Afternoon jeep safaris inside the Manas National Park. Manas National park, a tiger reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Indo-Bhutan border. The park shares the Eastern Himalayan and Indian biodiversity hotspot. River Manas is flows down from the snow capped mountains of Bhutan through the park which gives different dimension to its beauty. The park is full of diverse flora and fauna. Few mammal specialties - Asian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger, Common Leopard, Great Indian One horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Water Buffalo, 5 species of deer, Indian Gaur, Wild Boar, Pygmy Hog, Crab Eating Mongoose etc. The park has more than 500 species of birds, among them 24 are globally threatened including Bengal Florican, Greater Adjutant, Slender-billed Vulture etc.
Day 2 - Manas National Park
Day 3 - Manas National Park
Day trip to Kakaijana Reserved Forest (72 km/ 2hrs)
Early morning drive to Kakaijana Reserved Forest to watch beautiful primate – the Golden Langur. It is an Old World monkey found in a small region of western Assam and in the neighboring foothills of the Black Mountains of Bhutan. It is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Spend the first half of the day at the forest and later back to the lodge for lunch. Post lunch another jeep safari in Manas. Overnight.
Day 4 - Manas National Park
AM and PM jeep safari inside the park.
Day 5 - Manas National Park - Guwahati airport
Today morning after breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport for your onward journey.
- Accommodation at Musa Resort – Striped Leopard Category Rooms
- All meals
- Safaris as mentioned in the itinerary. 1 Elephant Safari, 5 Jeep Safaris and 1-day excursion to Kakoijana Forest
- Road transfers in Innovas from Guwahati-Manas-Guwahati
- 1 locally trained naturalist during jungle activities
- 1 expert tour leader from Jehan Numa Wilderness Expeditions.
- Air/train fare
- Entry fees at monuments, museum,
- Gratuity, drinks, laundry
- Traditional / Cultural dance
- Insurance, telephone charge
- Camera fees
- Any other services which are not mentioned in the ‘includes section.
22 January-26 January 2020